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Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed


A watershed is an area of land that drains (or sheds) water into a body of water such as a creek, wetland, or lake. The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) is a special unit of government that protects the watersheds of Riley Creek, Purgatory Creek, and Bluff Creek through:

  • Protection and improvement of water resources
  • Partnering with local communities
  • Public engagement
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calendar iconFebruary 7, 2024
RPBCWD Hiring Summer Interns
The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District is hiring 2 water quality interns and 1 regulatory intern for seasonal positions.
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December 4, 2023

2024 Calendars Now Available

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November 23, 2023

Notice of Open Water on Rice Marsh Lake

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November 8, 2023

Get involved in clean water in 2024

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50 years of watershed history

Since 1969, the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District has partnered with its communities to protect, manage and restore local water resources. Take a trip through our history, and explore the ways that local residents, organizations and government partners have shaped the waters of this community!

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